Labor Department schedules Davis-Bacon prevailing wage sessions

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor

The Labor Department Wage and Hour Division will offer online seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers and other project stakeholders on the requirements for paying prevailing wages on federally funded construction. Part of the division’s effort to increase awareness and improve compliance, the seminars will include recorded training videos on a variety of Davis-Bacon Act topics that participants can view on-demand. The division will then offer live Q&A sessions on March 8, June 27 and September 13 to provide additional information on Davis-Bacon wage factors. 

 “Prevailing wage laws are key to ensuring that workers on federally funded projects across the country are paid fair wages and benefits,” says Principal Deputy Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman. “In light of recent investments in our nation’s infrastructure, we see a great opportunity to educate employers so they can compete for new federal contract opportunities and put skilled employees to work in their communities.”While seminar attendance is free, registration is required here. Additional information, along with links to pre-recorded video trainings and virtual Q&A sessions, will be provided to participants after registration.  —